Pulse Music Flashback 12/15/2004: Eminem vs Gays

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of music for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of music 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Enimem: Beyond The Encore, Part V – Eminem vs Gays

Now you will undoubtedly remember a rather excellent feature called Eminem: Beyond the Encore that saw some of IP’s finest writers attempt to analyse the cultural phenomenon that is Eminem. Now I, Will Cooling Nexus comic reviewer and former Daily Pulse writer was meant to contribute but through strangely apt circumstances had been forced to take a sabbatical (its code for disappearing from the internet for two months). With the sabbatical at an end and that brilliant man Mathan assuring me that it’d still be wanted here’s part V of Eminem: Beyond The Encore.

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MF DOOM – Mm…Food? Review

In a year when even the most esteemed artists make disappointing records you start to get the feeling that the future of genuine hip-hop will become bleaker before it becomes brighter. The popularity of mainstream urban music is changing the definition of what it means to make hip-hop music. Many who only receive information through pop culture outlets (like mainstream radio, or music videos) are having their ideas of hip-hop shaped by artists who value money and fame over integrity and creativity. For an artform barely twenty years old, this movement towards commercialism has and will continue to stifle its growth. Whereas most genres of music are simply diluted by commercialism, hip hop is being devalued by it.

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